Deacon Frost was the first son of Winston and Hazel Frost, part of an old Boston mercantile family, which arrived from England. He had four siblings, three sisters and one brother. The three Frost siblings were mutants, whose telepathic abilities matured upon reaching their puberty, but the two boys were not, facing discrimination from their family, specifically their father and Adrienne. In addition to this, after the Frost brothers' homosexuality was revealed to the family, Winston Frost began to alienate Christian and Deacon, resulting in the first's drug abuse and attempted suicide and the second running away from home. When it came time for their father to choose a worthy heir to the family fortune, Christian was automatically dismissed due to his drug problem and because he was gay. While the older sister, Adrienne, seemed the most obvious choice, their father chose Emma. At that moment, Christian was picked up by a mental institution, and, surprisingly, Emma refused to be her father's heir, choosing to make her own way through life instead.
Life as a Vampire
Turned by a woman
While living in the streets, his life started going downhill, until he came in contact with an extremely wealthy woman, the Countess, who surprisingly seduced him (using mind control). As they were headed to the hotel the woman owned, they engaged in sexual activity. Using a sharp razor, the woman cut herself on the chest, guiding Deacon to suck her blood. Passing on what she called "an ancient blood virus" to him, she turned him into a vampire.
Still resentful for what his late father and Adrienne had done to him, he asked the Countess for permission to go and finish her, in order to get over with his pain. Knowing that his sister now was the White Queen of the Hellfire Club in San Francisco, he flew all the way to the Hellfire Club and picked her up by surprise. Arguing on top of the Golden Gate, he sliced her throat and pushed her off the bridge.
After some months extremely loyal to her, he was then dismissed by the woman as she found a new lover. Faced with an incredible pain and feeling of distrust, he was found by Dracula, who explained young Deacon about what the "virus" actually was and how "the Countess" over sexualized it, giving Frost a new way to use his powers.
Deacon Frost teamed up with Marie Laveau to take over Mafia crime in New Orleans as a staging area for greater conquests. Blade, the vampire hunter, was alerted by Bible John, and the two fought Dracula and later Marie Laveau, who was attempting to resurrect Varnae. Deacon captured Blade, Hannibal King, and Brother Voodoo to establish his rep among the undead in a power grab. The heroes freed themselves from the trap and Blade battled Deacon Frost to a stalemate. Deacon escaped, and Blade vowed to hunt him down. Later, Blade teamed with Brother Voodoo to stop Marie Laveau and Deacon Frost's plans to build an undead army.
Powers and Abilities
- Vampirism: Deacon Frost is a vampire and possesses all of the various superhuman attributes commonly associated with vampires.
- Superhuman Strength: Like all vampires, Frost is superhumanly strong and possesses about 10 times the strength he possessed as a human, allowing him to lift about 1 ton.
- Superhuman Speed: Frost can run and move at speeds that are beyond the physical limits of the finest human athlete.
- Superhuman Stamina: Frost's musculature produces less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of a normal human. He can physically exert himself at peak capacity for a period of several hours before the build up of fatigue toxins in his blood begins to impair him.
- Superhuman Agility: Frost's agility, balance, and bodily coordination are enhanced to levels that are beyond the natural physical limits of the finest human athlete.
- Superhumanly Acute Senses: Frost's senses of sight, smell, and hearing are enhanced to superhuman levels. King, like all vampires, has exceptional night vision and can see with perfect clarity in near-total darkness. He can also detect sounds that ordinary humans can't, even at great distances. His sense of smell is also acute enough to detect the scent of blood in the air, which he can use to track an injured opponent if necessary.
- Regenerative Healing Factor: Like all vampires, Frost can rapidly regenerate damaged or destroyed bodily tissues faster and more efficiently than an ordinary human. Frost can regenerate from multiple bullet wounds, knife wounds, or severe body wide burns within a matter of hours. However, he isn't able to regenerate missing limbs or organs.
- Immortality: Though Frost isn't technically alive, he is functionally immortal for all intents and purposes. Since he isn't alive, he is immune to the effects of all known Earthly diseases and infections. As long as he feeds on fresh blood on a regular basis, Frost's aging process is completely halted as well.
- Shapeshifting: Frost, like all vampires, possesses a limited shapeshifting ability and can transform into a bat, a wolf, or as a gaseous mist. He retains his full intelligence in these forms and typically uses them for the purpose of traveling faster than he can while in his human form.
- Weather Manipulation: Frost, like all vampires, possess the ability to greatly manipulate the weather over a limited area, such as creating immensely powerful thunderstorms. However, manipulating the weather in such a way leaves him physically and mentally drained for an extended period of time.
- Hypnotism and Mind Control: Like all vampires, Frost has the ability to hypnotise most beings just by making eye contact with them for a few seconds. While under his influence, he can force people to do his bidding, though beings of great will power can resist him. Frost can also mentally control other vampires that he himself has created, or rather he could if he ever did sire other vampires.
- Deacon Frost possesses all of the typical vulnerabilities common to vampires.
- Blood: The most basic and well known weakness of Frost, or any other vampire, is the need to regularly ingest blood in order to maintain physical vitality and a youthful appearance. However, King restricts himself by refusing to feed upon the living. If he were go to for a long period of time without feeding, Frost will steadily weaken until he eventually suffers a kind of second death.
- Religious Icons: Frost can be affected by being exposed to religious icons, such as a Christian crucafix or the Jewish Star of David. The size of the icons is irrelevant, but the faith of the one holding the icon that can cause extreme levels of fear. If he is touched by one of these icons, he will suffer severe burns that will take much longer to heal than ordinary burns.
- Wooden Stake: Frost can also be killed by having a wooden stake driven through his heart. For some unknown reason, the stake prevents the various mystical energies that empower a vampire from circulating through his body. However, removal of the stake from King will result in his immediate return to life.
- Silver: Like all vampires, Frost is particularly vulnerable to objects or weaponry composed of silver. If he is stabbed through the heart with a silver stake or blade, he will die in much the same way as if he were stabbed with a wooden stake. If he sustains injury from a silver weapon or object, his recovery time from the injury will be much longer than healing from an injury sustained from a weapon composed of more conventional materials.
- Sunlight: During the daylight hours, Frost falls into a dormant, comatose, death-like state and will remain that way until sunset. However, if he were to be exposed to direct sunlight, his body will be incinerated within a matter of seconds.
- Native Soil: Frost, like all vampires, must line his coffin or sleeping area with soil taken from the land of his birth. Otherwise, he isn't able to travel more than 100 miles from the place of his birth.
Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.
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